Today I am sharing another card I made for the current Inky Paws Sketch Challenge! As a reminder, you still have a few more days to join the challenge – and you might even win a $20 gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Online Store! (P.S. They just had an adorable new release that you will definitely want to check out!)
For my card today, I decided to do something a little different! I put the Copics away, and broke out some of my favorite inks to do a simple watercolor. First, I stamped the floral images from the Peony Blooms Stamp Set onto a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper and used Versamark Ink. After stamping, I sprinkled white embossing powder over my images and heat embossed them.
I let the embossing cool off for a few minutes while I got my ‘watercolor’ palette ready. To do so, I used a large stamping block (mine was about 4 x 6 inches, but any size would be fine) and pressed a few of my ink pads onto the block, leaving small puddles of ink.
If you are interested, the inks I used for the flowers were Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade, as well as Gina K Innocent Pink and Wild Dandelion. For the leaves and stems, I used Gina K Jellybean Green and Fresh Asparagus.
I sprayed each of my ink puddles with a little bit of water, dipped my small brush into some clean water, and began to color my images. I do this by using my clean brush, saturating it with clean water, and brushing over a section of my image. Then, I dip the same brush into a color and gently dot the inked brush in to the water I put on my image. I don’t worry about spreading the ink around too much – if you have enough water down, the inks will move around enough by themselves. After all my watercolor was finished, I mixed some Perfect Pearls with clean water, and tapped it onto my watercolor using the same brush.
After my images were fully dried, I fussy cut around the embossed images. Then, I die cut a large stitched heart out of white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment ‘thankful for you’ from the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set on the heart using a dark grey ink. Then, I assembled all my pieces on my A2 card base, gluing the flowers directly to the card and popping the heart die cut up using foam tape. To finish it my card, I tied some yellow and white baker’s twine.
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